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Wed
16
Aug

DeSoto Parish Students Head Back to School

Zendell Jackson, First grade - Stanley High School

Shelbi Lee, First grade - Central School

 

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Wed
16
Aug

Police Jury Looks into Tightening Public Nuisance Ordinance

During the Police Jury’s Aug. 7 meeting, the current nuisance ordinance was reviewed and making changes was proposed. The Police Jury decided they would hold a workshop to redo the nuisance ordinance.

Mona Emerson, who is a Gloster resident, spoke during public comments about the problem she is facing with her neighbor’s house. The house is both an eyesore and a safety hazard. The house, which is used as a rental property, leaks sewage.

 

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Wed
16
Aug

Logansport Chamber of Commerce Discusses Bringing Back Old Spanish Trail Involvement

Logansport Chamber of Commerce discussed at their Aug. 8 meeting getting back involved with the Old Spanish Trail Riders Association. They will hold a community wide meeting Thursday, Aug. 31 to discuss the community’s interest in bringing back the Old Spanish Trail. They will need to get the Trail Riders involved, but they believe it has to be a community effort to put it on.

The chamber would promote and encourage people to get involved with it.

 

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Wed
09
Aug

Cornerstone Cowboy Church Annual Rodeo Reschedule for Sept. 1-2

Due to the possibility of heavy rain, the Cornerstone Cowboy Church 6th Annual Rodeo has been re-scheduled for the weekend of September 1st & 2nd.

Wed
09
Aug

New MHS Principal Meets Parents

Mansfield High School held a Meet and Greet with the new principal, Toras Hill, on Aug. 6. From left are Kim Procell, MHS Assistant Principal; Lillie Giles, Director of Administration for DeSoto Parish Schools; Toras Hill, MHS Principal; and Dr. Vera-Zee Morgan, MHS School Counselor

 

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Wed
09
Aug

DeSoto Parish Advanced Placement Shows Growth

The DeSoto Parish School System has shown continuous improvement in Advanced Placement (AP) coursework. With the Louisiana Department of Education's recently released AP results, DeSoto continues its upward trajectory in these college level classes.

"This growth is the product of increased awareness of our advanced programming, continuous improvement from our talented educators, and students willing to take short-term challenges for long-term academic gains," said Dr. Cade Brumley, Superintendent. "Once again, we set a target and our team met the standards for our students and communities."

 

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Wed
09
Aug

Police Jury Envision a Future Sports Complex for DeSoto Parish

DeSoto Parish Police Jury held a Parks and Recreation Committee Workshop on July 31 to discuss future plans for the DeSoto Parish Sports Complex with DeSoto Athletics Board President Mike Campbell.

The workshop was held to see what is going on with the baseball and softball program and what they would like to see done for next year and in the future.

 

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Wed
02
Aug

River City’s Track Club Girls Take Home the Gold at Junior National Olympics

This has been a long journey, but it has finally come to its end. From the moment their school year ended, the River City Track Club’s training began. No summer fun. No vacation. No play time. From training to working out to fundraising, it was all work. Not only did the kids put in the hard work, but the parents shared in it as well. They missed work, family vacations and parties. There was no time to waste. But guess what Mansfield? It all paid off.

 

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Wed
02
Aug

DA, Sheriff Point Fingers at Each Other Over L.A.C.E., Diversion Funds

By Raley Pellittieri

It’s no secret that DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle and District Attorney Gary Evans do not currently see eye-to-eye. Arbuckle suspended the involvement of the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office in Evans’ L.A.C.E. program in June, and since then the two have blamed each other for the reason behind the suspension.

The DPSO’s participation in L.A.C.E. not only affects the officers by cutting their overtime hours and pay, but it also affects the safety of the community because there are now fewer officers on the road.

 

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Wed
02
Aug

Annual Sales Tax Holiday this Weekend

Louisiana’s annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 5.

According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, “Eligible purchases of most items tangible personal property are subject to a state sales tax rate of only three percent during the sales tax holiday. This sales tax exemption applies to the first $2500 of the sales price or cost price of any consumer purchase of an eligible item.

 

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